Students enrolled 1924
Hours no info
School leader Mr Ralph Kitley
Transportation options Yes
District Guilford County Schools

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5240 Northwest School Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

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(336) 605-3300
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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April 04, 2014
Northwest is the perfect High School for your child. The teachers are very experienced and first class. The students are very welcoming to new comers. The school scores top place at every academic or sports competition.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
My daughter has excelled in this school district and now has her choice of colleges around the country. If you are willing to work hard and take the tougher AP classes, the resources such as great teachers and great peers are there. The school is award winning in academic standards testing and the administration is very supportive. Sports and the band are also very high achieving and active.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Does a great job with a wide range of students. Parental suppor is solid, but there are still a few sitting on the sidelines.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Excellent Teachers and Administrative Staff. Great Drivers Education Program. Student Empowerment being achieved, through a Culturally enriched learning environment, that promotes friendship, team-manship and school spirit.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 05, 2009
An Excellent School, with a culturally diversed environment, that promotes High Achievement in Learning and performance. Through the committed efforts, of our Great Adminstrative Staff and Teachers, our Children are well prepared for their Future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The absolute best band program in Guilford County! Award winning and dedicated students and staff make this a success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Northwest has a really great marching band program. It continues to grow every year, thanks to it's director Brian McMath.

- submitted by a community member
March 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 12, 2009
I am a student who has just moved to Northwest High School. I have found, in my couple months of being here that Northwest has a very challenging environment, which is a good thing, but sometimes whether their goal is getting awards or achieving a high level of student satisfaction and education.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
I love Northwest High School!!!!!!!!!! there is nothing i would change about northwest high school. it is the greatest school of all time....i would recommend everyone in the world to send your children here!!!!! Go Vikings!!!!!! love a devoted student KACM

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 25, 2008
I am a recent graduate of Northwest High School and was an athlete in three sports. I found that the coaches checked on the grades of their athletes and academics to be made a priority. The teachers were willing to work with students, but they also expected students to grow through their high school years to develop good work ethics; so that student's would be better prepared for success in college and the work place. I feel like the challenging classes and teacher expectations have made me a better student and well prepared for college. I hope that this does not change for future students.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
Our family settled here in Greensboro after 20 years of moving due to my husband's Naval Career. We have had our children in many public schools across the country. We are extremely happy with the high level of education our children have received at this school. It is a high performing school, where the parents, staff, and community all work together to give the students a great education which is not limited to just academics. There is a wide verity of clubs and activities available to the students. Although it is not a perfect school, the students, parents and the staff are constantly looking for ways to improve the school environment, enhance the academic offerings and make each child feel valued and important

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
Most of these students are right on track for college and parent involvement and discipline are respected

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 03, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 21, 2007
Northwest High School has been a huge disappointment to my family. It is supposed to be a 'School of Excellence', however the only thing the teachers are concerned with seemes to be making the award and their bonuses. They have no patience with the students and the discipline is a joke. I personally attended NWHS many years ago and it was a great school. Too many students currently enrolled, and I believe they have a zero tolerance. They don't seem to be concerned about the entire well-being of the children... only the academic portion. Also, the sports are a joke. Only if you are top notch and have played on a school team before, or if your parent is constantly involved, will you ever make a team. Good luck if you choose to send your child there.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2006
Those who want more diversity at Northwest should lobby the school board for open enrollment county-wide where students could choose the school they wish to attend. However, preference would have to be given to those living in the NW schoool district based on the attendence zones. Surely people don't want to introduce busing to achieve this diversity.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2005
I'm not a parent, but a student at NWGHS. Personally, I don't believe that the diversity issue at Northwest is the reason for any problems at the school. The problem I see is that there is no stable authority at the top of the school. We've had three principals during my four years at NW. I think as soon as a leader is stable at the top, NW will rise to the top of Guilford County. The teachers are great, some are even up for national awards, and many are getting through the national boards. The coaches at NW stress academics. I have lettered in two sports while in high school and both coaches kept a close eye on the teams grades. They are also very supportive of players new to the sports they coach, and are always willing to help players at practice. Parents are the blood of the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 03, 2005
I find that Northwest High School does not have enough diversity. The people are of emmense unacceptance and closed mindedness to those of other races and mindsets. The fact that out of 1,909 students enrolled only 133 of them are African American shows that students that students are not exposed to the diversity of most real life situations. Also a lot of parents send their children to Northwest because they are scared of diversity. I would suggest going to a more diverse than Northwest High such as Grimsley which ranks higher than Nortwest academically and any other school.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
I am not a parent but a student of Northwest High School. I have attended Northwest since the middle of the 2004-2005 school year. I have participated in sports and the sports are great, but the school itself has the dirtiest bathrooms i have ever seen. Lunch is ok sometimes but we don't have enough things to choose from in the vegetable or fruit groups. The counselors are fine, and the principal is great, but the teachers and the school itself just don't help at all. I think they could care more, and their could be more different cultures at the school, they don't have enough backgrounds at Northwest for anyone to be exposed to anything new.

- submitted by a student
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I am not a parent of a student but attended Northwest for highschool, and have a younger sibling there now. I greatly enjoyed my education there, and take pride in being a graduate. Without many of the teachers there I would not be in college now. The only thing that I ever disliked about attending school there was the lack of diversity. But I grew up in the same school system and everyone made an effort to get to know everyone, and that is something I think more students could benefit from. I am now in one of the top schools in the nation, without Northwest I doubt that I would be in any school.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
This is a great high school! The kids come from backgrounds where the parents are involved & the administration takes the time to know the kids. I have had one to graduate & one that is presently a junior. The standards from the teachers are extremely high so it is not for students which are not willing to put a lot of effort into their work!

- submitted by a parent
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Northwest Guilford High School
5240 Northwest School Road, Greensboro, NC  27409
(336) 605-3300
Last modified Northwest Guilford High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northwest Guilford High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews.